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Dafen Oil Painting Village

Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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The highlight of our trip to Shenzhen.

Absolutely loved our visit to Dafen. Although the day was hot and humid we spent a good couple of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Meeting Art in an unusual way

It is rare to meet art in this way. Both artists who do they own original art pieces and those who... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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One of the most popular and enjoyable daytrips from Shenzhen, this village is almost entirely dedicated to painting. Get a self-portrait done or request a freshly-painted Van Gogh or Rembrandt.
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Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely loved our visit to Dafen. Although the day was hot and humid we spent a good couple of hours there just walking around. Very interesting to watch paintings in production, as well as the brush sellers, framers etc. Lots of little galleries to pop...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is rare to meet art in this way. Both artists who do they own original art pieces and those who help others. Nice area to stroll around in and possibilities for great purchases.

1  Thank Lena D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Oil Painting Village has a fascinating history which is still in display today despite all the modernisation processes from the government. Certainly a very interesting experience walking along the narrow streets and discovering some hidden gems!

1  Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a few blocks beyond WalMart and down some stairs leads to a world apart from norm! There are dozens of artists all busy making copies of the original works of others; there are dozens of framing shops to make your purchase look terrific on...More

2  Thank baldeagle46
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We took the Shenzhen Metro to Dafen and were bemused to follow the directions we had been given - go beyond Walmart and turn left. In the alleyways there are artists painting everything from fantastic copies of classic calligraphy to paint by number classics. Most...More

1  Thank StaffordSteve49
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This artist area of the city is so much fun to visit. You can see copies of great master painters, originals, copies from photos or buy a range of art materials to use. The little street are quaint but hot in the summer as every...More

1  Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Had a wonderful day in this village -- seeing artists at work and never knowing what lies around the next corner. The art supply shops were also very helpful.

1  Thank DeannaVG
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

It's a place in shenzhen where a large number of artist community live together You can almost all type of paintings there It's not in downtown There is paintings from cheap to very expensive Wide range of paintings and handicrafts Regards Vk

1  Thank DITSVK2016
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

An absolute must do when visiting Shenzen. Amazing to watch the artists at work. Prices vary depending on what you are looking for. I have an artist that does all my paintings. I email the photo from Australia and when he is finished he posts...More

9  Thank Viccam59
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

First visited 15 years ago. Many studios then and you can talk to the copiers. Now just shops full of copies but some originals. Only 1 in 20 has anything of interest. They now do a lot of online business.

2  Thank Tony C
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Andi E
Hey everyone! I'm an art student and a filmmaker and i'm currently making a short documentary on the Dafen oil painting village. Therefore I am looking for people who have been to Dafen, bought a painting there and who are interested in giving me an interview about their experiences. I' currently in Hongkong so if you're nearby please contact me, I would really appreciate it.
27 May 2017|
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Response from StaffordSteve49 | Reviewed this property |
Afraid I'm back in UK
Any idea how long it takes to have your digital picture converted into an oil painting? Just small sized frame of maybe around 10*15inch or similar.
28 April 2017|
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Response from Henry T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but never had anything done like that.